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Thai cave rescue: Thai boys' tears for lost rescue diver Saman

July 16, 2018 4:21 pm

The 12 young footballers who were saved from a Thai cave after an international rescue effort are mourning a former Navy Seal who died in the operation.

Volunteer diver Saman Gunan lost his life on 6 July while installing oxygen tanks in the flooded cave complex.

He has since been hailed as a hero around the world.

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The boys and their 25-year-old coach were told of his sacrifice only on Saturday, when doctors decided they were strong enough to process the news.

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“All cried and expressed their condolences by writing messages on a drawing of Lieutenant Commander Saman and observed one minute of silence for him,” said Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, permanent secretary at the health ministry.

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